Mathijs Tuynman mathijstuynman at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 10 11:38:01 CET 2001

The rules are strange, as an increase in EL EFFECT would make a wand
extremely powerful. As GM, I had a MU in my group once who had an EL 5 wand.
He used it to channel his EL 0 Lightning, resulting in an awesome EL 5
Lightning Spell, doing 6D10+5 damage as far as 18" away for the cost of only
6 Mana (BMC4 at EL0: casting cost 4+2), in just 2 phases.

I would consider reading the rules as NOT meaning increase in EL EFFECT, but
as increase in success chance ONLY.

(As for the breaking, I would rule a staff to have FV as warstaff. I don't
consider anyone foolish enough to do combat with a wand).

----- Original Message -----
From: Wout Broere <w.broere at CITG.TUDELFT.NL>
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 10:14 AM
Subject: wand/staff

> It seems everyone has gone into hibernation.
> My question for the list members is: How do you handle the wand and staff
> issue?
> For TWO mana points the staff increases the succes chance of a spell by
> MEL. For ONE mana point the wand increases the EL of the spell by its EL.
> At least that is what the rules say. (Those rules point to each other to
> the extreme btw.) Now the wand is extremely powerfull and cheap, the staff
> is more expensive and less powerfull. SOmething is not right here.
> Anyone used staffs/wands in their campaign and if so, how?
> Ft

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